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Comedy With A Serious Underbelly

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

The Shrughawadda players will perform their new play The Banshee of Crokey Hill by Tommy Marren in St Eoghan`s Centre, Kilmoganny from Tuesday, November 23 to Friday, November 26.

The best of brilliant rural entertainment will be at 8pm nightly.

Tickets are on sale at Pete’s Shop 051-648637. Booking: Alycia 087-6757490, 051-648118, Marie 087-6369850.

This play is set in rural Ireland 1970s in the McMahon household, a house built on a fairy fort. 

The play centres on the return home of Mickey McMahon after 13 years.

Purpose of his visit unfolds a black secret that had been kept from him. 

The arrival of Molly Andy, the local gossip, unearths a dark story that lies within the wall of that house possessed by the Banshee of Crokey Hill.

The play is steeped in Irish comedy but it also has a serious undertone and a great plot.

The strong cast: Biddy Hawe very ably plays Molly Andy. Stephen Gilmore is the prodigal son.

Jackie Kennedy is the tormented wife of Jack, played by Willie Kearney.

Brian Daniels plays the part of Jimmy, an old friend of Mickey. Olivia Reid provides us with some lovely traditional music

at the Hooley in the Kitchen 

Guests include Joan Brennan and other locals.

Director: Alycia Kearney. Backstage and Front of House: Jackie Kenneally and Marie Kelly.

Set carpenter William Kearney. Design and painting

Stephen Gilmore and Willie Kearney.

Lighting: Ciaran Moore. Sound Richard Kearney. Ticket sellers Baxter’s Shop, Kilmoganny.

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